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Sonitrol TotalGuard Performs Flawlessly for this Satisfied Customer
Brandenburg Auto enjoys full protection and valuable peace of mind for their
family-run business

3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, today announced yet another successful apprehension, courtesy of sister company, Sonitrol's, incredibly effective TotalGuard technology. Sonitrol of Lexington, Kentucky performed the system installation and does on-going 24/7/365 monitoring.

Brandenburg Auto is a small, family-owned and operated auto repair shop in Lexington, Kentucky, run by Jack Brandenburg and his son, Jack Jr. The business had recently experienced a break-in, during which the phone line was cut prior to entry, rendering their previous security system incapable of sending alerts when the intrusion occurred.

Brandenburg Senior was initially reluctant to deploy the new Sonitrol TotalGuard solution, as he felt they already had cameras and he was concerned because the new technology would not have a keypad. However, after Danny Goodpaster, Sonitrol Security Consultant, demonstrated the technology and showed him a video of an actual break-in resulting in an apprehension, both father and son decided to move forward. Read more here. usatoday.com

Recap: RFID Journal LIVE! Retail @ RetailX
Solving Retail Challenges via RFID

At RetailX, consultants and experts from organizations such as Ralph Lauren, GS1 and Auburn University discussed how the use of radio frequency identification favors business.

Using radio frequency identification technology as a business tool offers several challenges, as RFID Sherpas consultant Kristen Munroe said during the first day of RFID Journal LIVE! Retail @ RetailX, held this week in Chicago, Illinois.

According to Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor, RFID plays an important role, especially at these times, because it reduces the time to process, while accelerating the acquisition of product information, such as an item's real-time location.

Munroe, Ralph Lauren's chief operating officer, said RFID streamlines processes and makes life easier for professionals involved in business processes, by adding more features that solve business problems.

The themes of standardization and blockchain also gained space with the participation of speakers from GS1 and Auburn University, who presented studies including a comparison of the benefits of RFID and barcodes. The study shows that some brands and retailers are using blockchain and RFID to solve common challenges, including reducing complaints or returns, as well as enhancing product authentication. rfidjournal.com

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NRF Protect 2019:
How to handle workplace complaints
4 tips for LP professionals

"LP guys sometimes have to act like HR people," says David Thompson, vice president of operations for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates. When incidents such as sexual harassment, workplace violence, bullying or fraternizing are brought to their attention, LP leaders are often on the front lines to handle such complaints. Training is crucial in knowing what to say, how to act and, most importantly, how to gather as much information as possible. At NRF PROTECT, NRF's annual loss prevention event, Thompson outlined how an intake interview is likely to be influenced by biases that come with experience and offered tips and best practices to preserve true facts. Read More nrf.com

Retail & food service jobs take 'brutal psychological toll' on workers
'Poor sleep, psychological distress and lower levels of happiness'

The rallying cry for millions of workers is a $15 an hour minimum wage. But in addition to low pay, erratic schedules are another bane of American workers, particularly in food service and retail: They interfere mightily with family life and are associated, our research finds, with poor sleep, psychological distress and lower levels of happiness.

Our survey affirmed the scope of the problem. Only about one in five of the people we surveyed work a regular daytime shift. About two-thirds of workers receive their weekly work schedule with less than two weeks' notice, and one third get less than one week's notice. Sixteen percent get less than 72 hours' notice - a scenario that makes it basically impossible to plan child care, family meals or homework time.

A particular onerous task demanded of retail and food-service workers is to work a closing shift and then, immediately afterward, the opening shift (say, closing the store at 11 p.m. then returning to open a few hours later). That's called a "clopening," and half of our respondents said they'd worked one.

There's a strong case for raising the minimum wage. But our research suggests that regulations that impose some semblance of order on workers' hours could have an even bigger impact on workers' well-being than a raise. washingtonpost.com

Macy's recently named in a suit alleging its criminal background screening policy discriminates against certain applicants and employees
Earlier this week, a lawsuit was filed against Macy's, Inc. in the Southern District of New York alleging the company has an "unnecessarily punitive criminal history screening policy." The suit itself was filed by Youth Represent (YR), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and the law firm of Outten & Golden LLP (O&G). According to the allegations detailed in the lawsuit, Macy's screening policy "disproportionately disqualifies Black and Latinx applicants and employees from job opportunities," which violates not only Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 but also the New York City Human Rights Law.

The plaintiffs in the case include Jenetta Rolfer and The Fortune Society, Inc. Together, the plaintiffs hope to bring about a change to Macy's screening policy that often "results in a disproportionate number of otherwise qualified Black and Latinx job applicants and employees being denied employment or terminated due to their criminal background histories, including for minor or very old convictions that are unrelated to the positions at issue."

One of the plaintiff's, Rolfer, argues in the suit that she was a victim of Macy's policy. According to her, she was hired as a member of the store's Credit Granting Department, but was later "abruptly terminated by the company for a misdemeanor conviction stemming from a decade-old traffic-related incident." legalreader.com

Family of robbery suspect killed by Phoenix police plans $6M lawsuit
The family of an armed robbery suspect fatally shot by Phoenix police in January is planning to sue the city for $6 million in the third multimillion-dollar claim over alleged misconduct by officers this month. The family and their supporters say the young man was fleeing and posed no threat when police shot him in the back. When the Jan. 11 shooting was first reported, police said Harris pointed a handgun at officers before they fired.

"They shot Jacob in the back," Roland Harris said in a press release. "They lied about Jacob and made up a story that he threatened them. It never happened. "The only thing my son did was run for his life, and the cops shot him in cold blood."

Black and white thermal video from a police helicopter that was leaked to 12 News on Wednesday shows a person getting out of a car and running away before falling forward and lying still. After 12 News broadcast the footage, representatives for Harris' family distributed a 13-second clip of the incident. "The video footage is damning for the police department and shows that Jacob never once threatened the police," Horne said in the release. Sgt. Tommy Thompson released a statement Wednesday saying the video had been released to the TV station in error. ktar.com

Couple embezzles over $5M from Jacksonville cigar company Swisher International
A man arrested last year along with his wife in the embezzlement of $5 million from Jacksonville's Swisher International continued to use that money for legal issues and other things after being released on bond, according his new arrest warrant. Gretchen Michele Camp, a 37-year-old former tax manager for Swisher, was first arrested Dec. 3 after a State Attorney's Office investigation showed money diverted from the almost century-old cigar company. According to her husband's initial warrant, Gretchen Camp told Swisher officials she had created the bogus invoices "at the direction of this suspect [her husband] because he wanted more than she could afford to buy on her salary." She said the money was used to buy a 460-acre farm in Metter, Ga., to build a cabin and other buildings and equipment to work the land. She also told investigators the money went to buy lots of gold and silver "due to the fact that her husband is preparing for the fall of the U.S. government," the warrant said. jacksonville.com

Chick-fil-A is America's Favorite Restaurant Chain, Again
Americans really love Chick-fil-A. For the fourth year in a row, the Georgia-based chicken chain has been named America's favorite restaurant, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The index is based on input from nearly 23,000 consumers. The chain, whose customer service is perhaps just as well-known as its food, scored an 86 on the 100-point scale, down one point from last year.

Coming in third (behind a collection of smaller companies) was Panera with a score of 81. Four chains tied for fourth with a score of 80: Arby's, Chipotle, Papa John's and Pizza Hut. Other popular chains scored much lower. KFC scored 78, Burger King 76 and Taco Bell 75. McDonald's was among the lowest with a score of 69. Chick-fil-A's sales are also soaring. Though its stores are open only six days a week, the company managed to generate more than $10.5 billion in sales in its most recent fiscal year, making it No. 3 in the industry behind McDonald's and Starbucks, according to Nation's Restaurant News  kgun9.com

Robot Security Guard gets boost to fight crime
Cobalt Robotics, which makes indoors autonomous security robots, just got a significant boost to give human guards a hand. Following a $13 million Series A last March, the company just closed a $35 million Series B. Like its better known competitor Knightscope, Cobalt's security guards rove around security sensitive locations to monitor facilities utilizing an onboard sensor package. Cobalt's five-foot blue robots have 60 sensors in all, including video, RGB, infrared, thermal, ultrasonic, and lidar. zdnet.com

The 30 highest-paid CEOs in retail
Some of the highest-paid chief executives in the US work for retail companies including Walmart, BJ's Wholesale Club, PepsiCo, and Gap, according to new data from The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest group of labor unions in the US.

Overall, the 30 top-paid retail CEOs each earned upwards of $15 million in total compensation in 2018, according to the data, which is based on company proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

1. $2.3 billion: Elon Musk, Tesla
2. $48.8 million Fabrizio Freda, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
3. $43.1 million: Lewis Bird III, At Home Group, Inc.
4. $42.1 million: Christopher Baldwin, BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.
5. $27.4 million: Robert Greenberg, Skechers USA, Inc.
6. $27.3 million: Laura Alber, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
7. $26.6 million: Gary Friedman, Restoration Hardware
8. $24.5 million: Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo, Inc.
9. $23.6 million: Doug McMillon, Walmart
10. $21.9 million: Mary Barra, General Motors Co.

See the full list: businessinsider.com

UK: Unions and retailers urge action over violence in shops
Tougher sentences need to be brought in for people who assault shop workers, retailers and unions have urged, after it emerged there are around 115 attacks every day.

The letter to the home secretary, the lord chancellor and the minister for crime, safeguarding and vulnerability, called for a specific new offence of assaulting a retail worker. It recommended that offenders are sentenced in the same way as somebody who attacks an emergency services worker would. Last year, the maximum prison sentence for someone who assaults emergency services staff increased from six to 12 months.

According to the Association of Convenience Stores there were 10,000 incidents of violence and abuse last year in the stores its members work in alone, while the British Retail Consortium said 115 shop staff were attacked every day. personneltoday.com

Lowe's taps North Carolina for new tech hub, to create 2,000 jobs

Z Gallerie closing more stores as part of its bankruptcy, 8 in Texas

UK health and beauty retailer Boots to close 200 stores

Amazon Adds Rite Aid Locations to Package Delivery Network

Tariffs Could Lead to 'Widespread Store Closures,' Analyst Says

Chipotle unveils new quarterly bonus program for hourly employees

4 Security Risks in the Cannabis Industry-And How to Mitigate Them


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eBay's Global AP/PROACT Team at NRF Protect 2019


From left to right: Christian Hardman, Hawken Averett, Stephen Huhnke, Spencer Jones

eBay's Global Asset Protection/PROACT team was present at NRF in Anaheim this year, as part of a tradition that eBay has maintained to ensure our involvement in relation to combatting ORC, strengthening relationships with law enforcement and retail partners, and promoting eBay's PROACT program. As we have for the past several years, eBay also sponsored the Fusion Center, and maintained a booth there to continue fostering relationships between public and private partnerships.

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Former Equifax CIO Sentenced to Prison for Insider Trading
Jun Ying, former chief information officer of Equifax US Information Solutions, has been sentenced to four months in federal prison and a year of supervised release for insider trading.

In March 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Ying with insider trading ahead of Equifax's disclosure of a massive data breach in September 2017. As an executive within a US business unit of Equifax, Ying was privy to sensitive information that led him to conclude the company had been breached in August 2017, weeks before the incident was made public.

On Aug. 25, 2017, Ying messaged a colleague to warn Equifax may have been breached. A few days later he exercised all of his stock options and received 6,815 shares of Equifax stock, which he sold to receive proceeds of $950,000. He realized a gain of more than $480,000 - avoiding a loss of over $117,000. Equifax announced the breach on Sept. 7; its stock price fell. darkreading.com

Breach at Cloud Solution Provider PCM Inc.
Customer info likely stolen for gift card fraud

A digital intrusion at PCM Inc., a major U.S.-based cloud solution provider, allowed hackers to access email and file sharing systems for some of the company's clients, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Sources say PCM discovered the intrusion in mid-May 2019. Those sources say the attackers stole administrative credentials that PCM uses to manage client accounts within Office 365, a cloud-based file and email sharing service run by Microsoft Corp. One security expert at a PCM customer who was recently notified about the incident said the intruders appeared primarily interested in stealing information that could be used to conduct gift card fraud at various retailers and financial institutions. krebsonsecurity.com

CISOs: We're Losing the Skills Race With Black Hats
'Talent and Skills most important weapons in cyber-arms race'

Nearly half of CISOs in the UK, France and Germany believe they're losing the skills race with cyber-criminals, according to new research from Symantec.

The security giant teamed up with London's Goldsmiths University to poll over 3000 IT security decision makers across the three countries. The resulting report, High Alert: Tackling Cyber Security Overload in 2019, has some alarming findings.

Over two-fifths (44%) claimed their teams lack the necessary skills to tackle threats effectively, and 37% said they are overwhelmed with heavy workloads, although these figures dropped to 38% and 23% in the UK, respectively.

Goldsmiths director of innovation, Chris Brauer, argued that talent and skills are now the most important weapons in the cyber-arms race. infosecurity-magazine.com

Trump officials want to outlaw unbreakable encryption, report says
As tech companies double down on promises to better protect users' privacy, the US government may have other ideas. Senior Trump officials reportedly met Wednesday to discuss asking Congress to pass legislation that would stop tech companies from using encryption that law enforcement can't break, according to a report from Politico.

The National Security Council meeting to deliberate the encryption issue -- which the government reportedly calls "going dark" -- consisted of the second-in-commands from several agencies, according to Politico, but no decision was made in the meeting. cnet.com

Bot Fraud Grows Across All Mobile Businesses And Now Threatens Apps
The latest cybercrime research from ThreatMetrix, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions company providing business security solutions, reveals that companies were hit by 3 billion automated bot attacks in the last six months of 2018. Drawing from internal data spanning 17 billion transactions (processed from July 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018), the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report 2H 2018 observes 189 million bot attacks originated from mobile devices. That's up 12% compared to the previous six months. This terrifying trend will probably gain momentum. "Fraudsters always go where the money is, and with a continual volume shift to mobile, it is likely that mobile attacks will similarly continue to rise," the report concludes. forbes.com

Top 3 takeaways for retailers from the 2019 Verizon breach report
What cyber threats should retailers worry about? Attacks on web applications, loyalty point thefts and digital skimming are all exploding. These are a few of the key findings from the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report(DBIR)

The well-respected report, released recently, helps companies understand new risks and mitigate rising threats. Attack trends highlighted in the DBIR Report are increasingly targeting and affecting retailers. Here are three key takeaways for retailers from the latest Verizon report.

● Web Applications Are the Most Common Attack Vector
● Digital Skimming Replacing Physical Skimming
● Credential Theft Leading to More Account Takeovers, Spreading Beyond Payment Data

How to Protect Your Customer's Personal Data Against Security Breaches
in the Digital Age

Pete MacInnis, founder, and CEO of eLend Solutions joins CBT News to talk about digital retailing, and the changes it has caused from the traditional world of customer information. Pete talks about how PII, personal identifiable information, has transitioned not only to online transactions but also to more considerable data, such as customer's social security numbers.

However, the industry seems to look at this data as more enhanced, without the consideration of protecting this data. In addition, Pete says that fraud doesn't happen where dealers expect it to, such as during an online credit application. But rather fraud actually happens when the data is sitting unused within the company's servers or when it is being accessed through these servers, and Pete says that it is here that proper authentication and security is crucial.

To hear more from Pete check out the full interview. cbtnews.com

LG is working on 5G robot security guards
LG is working on 5G robots, partnering with Korean carrier SK Telecom for the project. LG is planning to commercialize the cloud-based autonomous robots, which'll be connected to SK Telecom's 5G network. Feature updates for the robots will be downloaded across this network. They'll be used for detecting abnormalities and patrolling for security 24/7 in facilities and warehouses, the companies said. Quantum cryptography technology will secure the robot service. cnet.com

NRF Protect 2019: 3 cyber threats and 4 ways to protect against them

Silex Bricks Nearly 4,000 IoT Devices

Five Million IP Camera Cyber-Attacks Blocked in Just Five Months

Singapore's Crypto Exchange Bitrue Loses $4.5m in Cyber Raid

More Supply, More Demand: Cybersecurity Skills Gap Remains

NIST Issues IoT Risk Guidelines



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Survey: Prime Day rivals Black Friday, Cyber Monday
When it comes to deals, Amazon's Prime Day is starting to give Black Friday and Cyber Monday a run for the money.

That's according to a survey by Valassis in which 46% of respondents indicated that the Amazon event provides greater savings than Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Additionally, 68% of respondents, and 91% of Prime members specifically, have shopped on Prime Day previously, or will do so this year. Last year Prime Day rang up an estimated total sales of $4 billion - a 33% year-over-year increase, Valassis noted. chainstoreage.com

Facebook and Ebay Warned to Fix Fake Review Problem or Face Fines
Ebay and Facebook are facing new pressures to confront the ongoing problem of users buying and selling the reviews via their platforms.

The U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has urged the companies to crack down on the sale of fake reviews, which are illegal under the country's consumer protection laws. The watchdog agency reviewed activity on the marketplaces over an eight month period and found over 100 eBay listings and 26 Facebook groups offering fake or misleading reviews for sale or trade.

It allowed that Facebook and Ebay aren't intentionally facilitating these transactions (in both cases, they violate the sites' terms of service) but said the companies must do more to prevent them. footwearnews.com

Amazon teams up with Nite Ize to tackle counterfeiters
In another attempt to tackle counterfeits on the online platform, Amazon has united with Colorado-based Nite Ize to take sellers to court. Nite Ize makes and sells the Steelie family of products, a hands-free system that allows you to dock your phone to your dashboard using a magnetic mounting system. The defendants had opened at least 19 seller accounts on Amazon's online store and, through these accounts, had unlawfully advertised and sold products bearing counterfeit trademarks of Nite Ize, according to the claim. Amazon, after receiving notice from Nite Ize, confirmed the unlawful sale of counterfeit Nite Ize products and blocked the seller accounts. In addition to injunctive relief, Amazon and Nite Ize have asked the court to order the impounding of the fake goods, and triple damages. worldipreview.com

Kount sets the next-generation AI solution for payments fraud prevention
Digital fraud prevention company Kount has announced the next-generation AI-driven solution that changes the way payments fraud prevention is delivered.

The company's latest advancement creates the closest simulation of the decision process of an experienced fraud analyst, yet in a more accurate and scalable manner. Kount's AI uses both supervised and unsupervised ML, along with additional calculations to deliver a near-human decision, allowing companies to control business-driven outcomes including higher revenue, reduced fraud losses, and lower operational costs. thepaypers.com

Online Retail Sales Could Hit Record Low
Online retail sales grew only 1.9 percent in May 2019 compared to a year earlier, which is the lowest rate recorded by the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index in its two-decade existence. cardnotpresent.com

EBay rolls out AI-based personalization features

Instagram Aims To 'Unlock' Value Through Shopping Features

Alibaba ramps up global ecommerce expansion with launch of English Tmall portal


Tupelo, MS: 7 employees of Beer Distributing Company steal $100,000 of Beer, selling to county C-Stores
Mitchell Distributing Company contacted the Lee County Sheriff's Department on June 19 and reported multiple incidents of employee theft. Investigators determined at least seven suspects were involved with the theft and embezzlement of the business' merchandise, according to the sheriff's department. According to the sheriff's department, the stolen merchandise was sold and distributed to convenience stores in the Chickasaw County area and Okolona. The merchandise is currently valued at $100,000, but the investigation is ongoing and expect that total to increase. wtva.com

Delray Beach Police release Ulta Beauty theft video; 4 suspects wanted
Four brazen thieves walked into an ULTA Beauty store recently, calmly pilfered merchandise from the shelves as employees watched, and walked out with their loaded shopping bags. It wasn't the first time. Multiple, similar crimes at ULTA stores, possibly with the same suspects, are being investigated by the Boynton Beach Police Department, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the Broward Sheriff's Office, as well as others throughout the state. The incident in Delray Beach happened just after 1 p.m. June 11 on S. Federal Hwy. The three women and one man were in and out of the store in about two minutes with more than $5,000 in merchandise. youtube.com

British Columbia, Canada: 32 people arrested in Richmond RCMP Retail Theft Sting Operation
A successful, "large-scale" retail theft operation earlier this month resulted in the arrest of 32 people, Richmond RCMP said on Thursday. According to police, all the arrests took place over a two-day period, from June 19 to 20. "Security representatives from Richmond Centre Mall, Lansdowne Mall, Toys R Us, London Drugs, TJX Canada, Overwaitea Food Group, Superstore, Apple Store, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Walmart all participated along with our community partners from Metro Vancouver Transit Police," police said. The most popular items that were stolen were: meat, liquor, candy, and clothing. "Almost two thirds of those arrested in this operation weren't from Richmond," said Richmond RCMP Sgt. Simon Lee. dailyhive.com

Holyoke, MA: Police seeking suspect who took $10,000 in merchandise
from Ingleside Mall

Police are seeking a man who is believed to have stolen about $10,000 worth of merchandise from three different stores in the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside. The thefts occurred within the past two weeks at the Ulta, Sephora and Sunglass Hut stores in the mall, Police Lt. James Albert said. masslive.com

St. Petersburg, FL: CVS Pharmacy tech accused of stealing prescription drugs, hygiene items and food, and selling them out of her car
A CVS pharmacy tech is facing grand theft charges after police say she stole drugs and other items from the store over a three and a half year period. Investigators were called to the store at 2100 66th Street North after another employee discovered items missing. "We were called to CVS by an employee there and they stated that they found that she had taken items," said police. "Including prescription drugs, personal hygiene items and food items as well." According to the arrest report, 24-year-old Natasha Nicole Curry told arresting officers that she would sell the items out of her vehicle. wfla.com

Update: Former Univ. of Minn. employee pleads guilty to stealing $134,000 of university computers, returned iPads to Target...used money for gambling habit

Auburn, AL: Man arrested for theft of $20,000 worth of electronics

Pierce County, WA: $4,500 of high-end E-Bike stolen

Mobile, AL: Sam's Clubs reports a $1,200 computer theft

Macon, GA: Man tries to leave Home Depot with nearly $550 in stolen tools

Long Beach, CA: Police Seek Man, Woman Suspected in String of Store Thefts

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Shootings & Deaths

Shoplifting incident leads to police shooting at Beachwood Place Mall
Authorities are investigating an incident that happened in the Beachwood Place parking lot on Thursday afternoon. Sources told the FOX 8 I-Team an alleged shoplifter was being chased. The male suspect took off in a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Cleveland. It's alleged that he tried to run over a police officer. Beachwood police said an officer fired rounds. The suspect abandoned the vehicle and a foot pursuit began. Authorities are still looking for the suspect. We are told state agents are being asked to help police. The officer suffered a foot injury; it's not known if the suspect was injured. No one at the mall was hurt. wkyc.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Canal Winchester, OH: Robber demands cash at Meijer
Claims he put a bomb in the trash can

The scene is clear at a Meijer in Canal Winchester after deputies did not find a bomb that an attempted robbery suspect claimed to have planted Thursday, according to authorities. Fairfield County Sheriff's Office deputies searched the Meijer store on Meijer Drive after an attempted robbery suspect claimed to have put a bomb in a trash can, according to Sheriff Dave Phalen. Phalen said an individual walked into the store Thursday afternoon and told a cashier the bomb would be detonated if a certain amount of money was not handed over. Authorities are still searching for the suspect after he left the store. He is described to be a white male in his 30s. 10tv.com

Houston, TX: Subway restaurant thief made off with cookie after demanding money from register
According to Houston police, the incident took place around 9 a.m. on April 8 at a Subway on Monroe Blvd. The two young men, either in their late teens or early 20s, entered the sandwich shop and purchased a cookie with cash before asking for it to be warmed up. While the cashier was heating up the treat, the man in the hoodie allegedly threatened the employee and demanded "the cookie or the money" in the register. foxnews.com

San Mateo, CA: Suspect crashes stolen car into Walgreens, steals ATM
Police in San Mateo are searching for a suspect who they say crashed a stolen car into a Walgreens store early Wednesday morning and stole an ATM. Officer responded to the store, located at 191 E. 3rd Street, just before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning and found a car crashed into the front doors of the store. kron4.com

Gretna, LA: Man exonerated in Fast Food Armed Robbery to walk free
after 17 years

A man convicted for a 2001 armed robbery in suburban New Orleans has been exonerated after serving more than 17 years behind bars. The 2003 conviction of 41-year-old Royal Clark Jr. was vacated Thursday morning by a state judge in Jefferson Parish. Clark, still wearing orange prison garb, was present for the hearing. His parents, sister and son looked on from courtroom seats. Clark was expected to be released within hours of the hearing. An advocacy organization, The Innocence Project New Orleans, says Clark was exonerated after fingerprint evidence linked the robbery of a fast food restaurant to another man. news957.com

Baton Rouge, LA: Check Cashing employee accused of stealing $55,000

St Augustine, FL: 34 Guns stolen in Burglary, person of interest in custody

Ashland, WI: Feds offer $10K reward in Pawnshop gun heist; 30 weapons stolen

Cary, NC: Woman Accused Of Robbing A Dry Cleaner's With An 18-Inch Sword

Somerville, MA: Shoplifting Teens carrying 12 inch Bowie knives stopped by Kmart Loss Prevention

South Sioux City, NE: Walmart Shoplifting suspect arrested after pursuit in stolen car and 3 hour search

Maricopa, AZ: Two women robbed at gunpoint outside Fry's Marketplace


Orlando, FL: Woman Sentenced 9+ Years In Federal Prison For Credit Card And Identity Theft Scheme Resulting In Over $812,000 In Losses
According to court documents and evidence presented at the hearing, from August 2014 through July 2018, Bentley obtained personal identifying information ("PII") from victims, obtained fake credit card accounts and cards in the victims' names or linked to their accounts, and used those credit cards to obtain goods, gift cards and cash at retail establishments and banks throughout Orlando and surrounding areas. Bentley was the leader of a broad group of conspirators that used sophisticated means to facilitate this fraud, and exploited the advanced age of their elderly victims to steal their identity, causing them to incur exorbitant fraudulent charges. justice.gov

Montgomery County, PA: Man sentenced to up to 9 years in prison for $33,000 multi-county Walmart robberies
A Pottstown man is on his way to prison for his role in thefts and armed robberies at Walmart stores in six counties, which netted the culprits cellphones and electronics worth more than $33,000. Maurkeece Peyton Foreman, 27, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 4 and a half to-9-years.

after he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of robbery and retail theft in connection with incidents that occurred in Montgomery, Bucks, Lancaster, Luzerne, Cumberland and Dauphin counties between July 2017 and January 2018. With the charges, prosecutors alleged Foreman brandished a BB gun during several of the armed robberies, including his last one at 1:06 a.m. Jan. 7, 2018, at the Pottstown Walmart, after which he was apprehended. Authorities alleged Foreman got away with 20 iPhones valued at $6,383 during that robbery. pottsmerc.com



Bike Shop - Pierce County, WA - Burglary
C-Store - Clinton, MS - Burglary
C-Store - Spartanburg, SC - Burglary
C-Store - Perry County, MS - Burglary
C-Store - Elmira, NY - Burglary
Dollar General - Butler County, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - North College Hill, OH - Burglary
Dry Cleaner - Cary, NC - Armed Robbery
Furniture store - Columbus, OH - Robbery
Gas Station - Las Cruces, NM - Armed Robbery
Grocery store - Fairfield County, OH - Armed Robbery
JC Penney - Elkhart, IN - Robbery / Assault on LP
Kmart - Somerville, MA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Las Cruces, NM - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery (Subway)
Restaurant - Harlem, NY - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Bayonne, NJ - Burglary
Tobacco store - Butler County, PA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - San Mateo, CA - Burglary
Walmart - Carroll County, MD - Burglary
7-Eleven - Evanston, IL- Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
12 robberies
9 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed


Weekly Totals:
55 robberies
44 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killed



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